Opening Date

May 12, 1981

Closing Date

Aug 22, 1981

MusicalComedyOriginalNational Tour


1835 through 1880. All over America and the major capitals of the world.

Produced by Judy Gordon, Cy Coleman and Maurice & Lois F. Rosenfeld; Produced in association with Irvin Feld and Kenneth Feld
Book by Mark Bramble; Music by Cy Coleman; Lyrics by Michael Stewart; Music orchestrated by Hershy Kay; Musical Director: Robert Billig
Directed by Joe Layton; Musical Staging by Joe Layton
Scenic Design by David Mitchell; Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge; Lighting Design by Craig Miller; Sound Design by Otts Munderloh; Hair Design by Ted Azar
General Manager: James Walsh; Company Manager: John Corkill
Production Supervisor: Mary Porter Hall and Ed Kresley; Technical Supervisor: Peter Feller, Sr.; Production Stage Manager: Warren Crane; Assistant Stage Mgr: Steve Wappel; Stage Manager: Kate Pollock
Casting: Howard Feuer and Jeremy Ritzer; Press Representative: David Powers; Circus Training by The New York School for Circus Arts
Phineas Taylor Barnum
Jenny Lind
Chairy Barnum
Tom Thumb
Joice Heth
Lady Aerialist
James A. Bailey
One Man Band
Edgar Templeton
Baton Twirler
Sherwood Stratton
Julius Goldschmidt
Humbert Morrissey
Lady Bricklayer
Lady Plate Balancer
Mrs. Sherwood Stratton
Amos Scudder
White-Faced Clown
Acrobat Extraordinaire
Chester Lyman
High Wire Lady
Understudies: Bo Gerard (Chester Lyman, Sherwood Stratton, Julius Goldschmidt, Humbert Morrissey), Richard Gervais (Ringmaster), Steve Hall (Phineas Taylor Barnum), Linda Hohenfeld (Chairy Barnum, Jenny Lind), K. Leslie (Joice Heth), Michael Oster (Tom Thumb), Jess Richards (Phineas Taylor Barnum), Gordon Weiss (Amos Scudder, Wilton, Edgar Templeton) and Andrea Wright (Chairy Barnum, Jenny Lind)
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Engagement Dates


City and State

Jul 13, 1981 - Aug 22, 1981
Detroit, MI
Jun 04, 1981 - Jul 12, 1981
Washington, DC
May 12, 1981 - May 30, 1981
New Orleans, LA